Simulating future urban growth might be useful in predicting the future urban fabric and its impact on the society, space and environment. This approach, however, needs to be undertaken with care such that it requires fundamental understanding of past and present situation. At present, urban area in developing nation is experiencing rapid urbanization and undergoing physical transformation, since majority of its population lives in urban area. It is therefore, essential that urban planners and managers understand the past and present land use land cover changes in order to predict its impacts on the society, economy and environment of the cities. This study aims to explore and assess land use land cover changes in Langkawi Island, Malaysia which has experienced significant increase of population during the last decade mainly due to the growth in tourism sector.

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